UBC student wins $50,000 grant for eDrink invention

VANCOUVER – A University of B.C. student has won a $50,000 grant for her latest invention, a coffee mug that charges a smartphone using the heat from the beverage. Ann Makosinski, an 18-year old student inventor and Google Science Fair winner, has won Shell Canada’s 2015 Quest Climate Grant, an award given to seven Canadian…

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University degrees help B.C. grads land well-paying jobs

Many B.C. university students get well-paying jobs in the professions they want soon after they finish their education, according to a study that tracked students’ progress in the work force after graduating from one of the province’s six research universities. The study from the Research Universities’ Council of B.C. used data collected by B.C. Stats…

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